Laura Guido

WhidbeyHealth predicts growth in outpatient services

WhidbeyHealth leaders are projecting increased use of its birthing center and outpatient services in the public hospital district’s 2020 budget. Controller Jennifer Reed said she’d… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Roller Girls gliding into 10th year

Oak Harbor’s Roller Girls gliding into 10th year

There’s a somewhat of a juxtaposition in the actions on the floor of the Oak Harbor Roller Barn Thursday night. Graceful rollerbladers glide, seemingly effortlessly… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s Roller Girls gliding into 10th year

Petitions aim to preserve Holland Happening name

There’s a sentiment among many Oak Harbor residents that their community is slowly losing its identity. The towering Garry oak tree in front of the… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times                                 Event organizer Linda Wehrman holds up the peace sign to passing cars Thursday on Highway 20 in Coupeville during an anti-war protest.

Demonstrators take to streets again to protest war

The image of groups of people standing with large card stock on street corners near State Highway 20 has almost become a familiar sight, though… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times                                 Event organizer Linda Wehrman holds up the peace sign to passing cars Thursday on Highway 20 in Coupeville during an anti-war protest.

North Whidbey Rotary launches grant program

It wasn’t quite enough to just raise money for a general cause. Members of the Rotary Club of North Whidbey Sunrise wanted to ensure funding… Continue reading

Customers worry about insurance ‘probation surcharge’

Some homeowners on Whidbey Island received a troubling notice recently, notifying them they might need to pay extra fees on their flood insurance because of… Continue reading

County needs volunteers for annual Point in Time count

Later this month, an annual one-day effort gets underway to count the people in Island County who don’t have addresses. The department leading the effort… Continue reading

County commissioner looks back on first year in office

County commissioner looks back on first year in office

Island County Commissioner Janet St. Clair is a nerd. The kind of nerd who spends the holidays pouring over a book about “mastering council meetings”… Continue reading

County commissioner looks back on first year in office

Oak Harbor man, 19, dies in crash

A 19-year-old Oak Harbor man died early in the morning Jan. 3 in a collision near Pass Lake in the Deception Pass area. Around 2:40… Continue reading

Organizer, cemetery recognized for ‘exemplary’ Memorial Day event

Organizer, cemetery recognized for ‘exemplary’ Memorial Day event

Oak Harbor resident Kelly Davidson had thought her community could “do better” than its previous, small Memorial Day ceremonies. It turned out she was right.… Continue reading

Organizer, cemetery recognized for ‘exemplary’ Memorial Day event

County officials settle dispute over possible tax calculation delay

A dispute between two elected officials that had the potential to impact homebuyers may have come to a solution after all. The issue began with… Continue reading

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey

It’s unclear if any fantastic beasts have been set loose on South Whidbey, but a known expert in such matters was rumored to have been… Continue reading

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey
Motorcycle club rides for ‘something bigger than ourselves’

Motorcycle club rides for ‘something bigger than ourselves’

The chapter of Brothers-in-Arms Motorcycle Club might be known as the “Nasty North,” but its cause and members are anything but. Sure, the veterans, reservists… Continue reading

Motorcycle club rides for ‘something bigger than ourselves’
Suspect caught after driving through scene of hit and run

Suspect caught after driving through scene of hit and run

A hit-and-run suspect was taken into custody Thursday after driving past the scene of the accident he allegedly fled. The three-vehicle collision was reported on… Continue reading

Suspect caught after driving through scene of hit and run

New tool addresses health care needs outside doctor’s office

A Whidbey Island senior woman was living alone, not eating and sustaining herself with alcohol before a case manager stepped in. She was socially isolated,… Continue reading

Santa gives kindergartner Isaac Hamm a nice, cold orange last Wednesday during the big man’s visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.

Orange you glad it’s Christmas?

Santa’s elves have been sending up positive reports to the north pole about the good behavior boys and girls at Oak Harbor elementary schools. So… Continue reading

Santa gives kindergartner Isaac Hamm a nice, cold orange last Wednesday during the big man’s visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.

Navy permit proposal draws public scrutiny

Recent federal legislation will phase out the military’s use of firefighting agents that use a toxic family of chemicals, but there are Whidbey residents using… Continue reading

Pro-impeachment rally draws crowd

Pro-impeachment rally draws crowd

The festive lights and cacophony of drums and whistles coming from the intersection of Main Street and State Highway 20 on Tuesday night might’ve seemed… Continue reading

Pro-impeachment rally draws crowd

Flu season strikes early on Whidbey Island

Flu season has arrived early on Whidbey Island and across the state. Theresa Sanders, Island County Public Health epidemiologist, said flu activity in the county… Continue reading

Coupeville High School principal to leave at end of this school year

Coupeville High School principal to leave at end of this school year

After a decade at Coupeville High School, Principal Duane Baumann will step aside after this school year. He is moving to the Port Orchard area… Continue reading

Coupeville High School principal to leave at end of this school year